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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768906998
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: 4TH, REVISED
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

What This Book Will Do For You 1
Part 1 So You Want to Work for the Government 5
Where the Jobs Are: Federal Civilian Employment 6
Where the Jobs Are: State and Local Governments 10
Preparing Yourself for the Civil Service Examination 12
Test-Taking Techniques 21
Part 2 Clerical Careers 27
About the Jobs and How to Qualify for Them 29
Federal Clerical Jobs 29
Clerical Jobs with the State 34
Clerical Jobs in the Private Sector 41
Part 3 Civil Service Tests for Clerical Jobs 43
Civil Service Test Requirements 44
Federal Testing 45
Exam 470--Sample Questions 54
Exam 710--Sample Questions 61
Exam 711--Sample Questions 66
Exam 712--Sample Questions 68
Exam 715--Sample Questions 71
State Testing 73
Local Testing 74
Clerical Employment Tests for Court-Related Positions 75
Clerical Testing in the Private Sector 76
Test Review 77
Verbal Review 78
Correct Answers 93
Basic Mathematics Review 97
Correct Answers 104
Clerical Skills Review 109
Correct Answers 117
Part 4 Official Sample Exams 121
Answer Sheet--Federal Clerical Examination 123
Federal Clerical Examination 125
Clerical Tasks Test 136
Correct Answers 149
Answer Sheet--U.S. Postal Service Clerk, Distribution Clerk (Machine) and Mark-up Clerk (Automated Exam) 159
Score Sheet 162
U.S. Postal Service Clerk, Distribution Clerk (Machine) and Mark-up Clerk (Automated Exam) 163
Part A--Address Checking, Sample Questions 163
Part A--Address Checking 164
Part B--Memory for Addresses, Sample Questions 166
Practice for Memory Addresses 167
Part B--Memory for Addresses 172
Part C--Number Series, Sample Questions 173
Part C--Number Series 174
Part D--Following Oral Instructions 175
Sample Worksheet 175
Following Oral Instructions 179
Worksheet 183
Correct Answers--U.S. Postal Service Clerk, Distribution Clerk (Machine) and Mark-up Clerk (Automated Exam) 185
Answer Sheet--U.S. Postal Service Clerk-Typist and Clerk-Stenographer Exam 193
Score Sheet 195
U.S. Postal Service Clerk-Typist and Clerk-Stenographer Exam 196
Part A--Clerical Ability, Sample Questions 196
Sequencing 199
Comparisons 204
Spelling 205
Computations 206
Part B--Verbal Ability, Sample Questions 208
Part B--Verbal Ability 210
Part C--Stenography 218
Part C--Dictation 222
Dictation Transcript 223
Correct Answers 226
Answer Sheet--Senior Office Typist Exam (Court System) 233
Senior Office Typist Exam (Court System) 235
Correct Answers 248
Answer Sheet--Municipal Office Aide Exam 253
Municipal Office Aide Exam 255
Correct Answers 269
Private Sector Clerical Examination 274
Correct Answers 283
Part 5 Civil Service Career Information Resources 291
How to Find a Government Job 292
How to Get a Government Job 294
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